Malaysians step forward to help needy during MCO

Toh Kean Wai
Toh Kean Wai

KUALA LUMPUR: Toh Kean Wai, Kelly Ang and Henry Low do not know each other, but they have something in common.

Like many Malaysians during this period, they, or the organisations they work with, are involved in assisting others during this difficult time.

Toh, the chief executive officer of Prestige CarCare, is offering free vehicle breakdown assistance services to frontliners who face trouble with their vehicles, whether on the way to work or while returning throughout the Movement Control Order (MCO).

He decided to offer the service in recognition of the tireless efforts of these frontliners.

“Many of them are putting their lives at risk for us. This is the least I can do. It’s also crucial that they get to their destinations on time.”

The service is extended to frontliners, including doctors, nurses, the police, army and journalists.

Should any experience any problems with their vehicle, whether it is a flat tyre, difficulty starting their car or if they are stranded anywhere, Prestige CarCare will send a team to ensure they get to their destinations.

The 24-hour service is available throughout the Klang Valley.

Henry Low, a representative of the advertising and marketing department of Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks, is involved in preparing ready-to-consume meal boxes, which the company is sponsoring for urban poor children under an initiative with Buku Jalanan Chow Kit, a non-profit organisation.

Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks is preparing between 150 and 200 meal boxes for these children.

“Buku Jalanan Chow Kit is already involved in providing essentials to these needy children and their families and we were impressed with their work and wanted to add on to their efforts.

“It is crucial because many from the urban poor can’t work right now and thus can’t provide food for their families.”

The meal boxes contain signature food items from Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks as well as drinks.

Kelly Ang
Kelly Ang

Kelly Ang, who operates Rawsome, a health food outlet in Damansara Uptown, was also moved by the plight of those going hungry during this time, especially foreign workers and the urban poor.

She said many had been laid off and did not have the income to buy food, especially daily wage workers.

Ang works with a team of volunteers involved in food distribution to the needy and on a daily basis, provides between 50 and 100 healthy and fresh meals from her outlet, which is then distributed to refugees, Orang Asli and the urban poor around the Klang Valley.

“Our meals are prepared fresh on a daily basis and they are healthy and wholesome options for these individuals,” said Ang, who is also the exclusive distributor of Skin Need.

Rawsome has around 35 different “healthy bowls” on offer for its customers and on a daily basis, Ang chooses a variety of these bowls for delivery to the needy.

She said she would continue providing this service throughout the MCO.

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